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NHL Players by Nationality   Leave a comment


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United Nations day.

NHL  Totals by Nationality, 2013‑14 Stats

Rk Nationality Players GP G A P PIM PPG SHG GWG
1 CA Canada 428 7854 1106 1768 2874 5382 256 32 171
2 US United States 193 3372 430 788 1218 1813 112 15 72
3 SE Sweden 66 1123 169 335 504 513 35 2 32
4 CZ Czech Republic 36 735 113 220 333 374 19 3 20
5 RU Russia 29 522 79 129 208 213 27 2 13
6 FI Finland 26 479 54 101 155 152 13 0 10
7 SK Slovakia 12 213 34 48 82 95 8 1 5
8 DK Denmark 7 135 28 37 65 64 4 2 3
9 CH Switzerland 10 185 12 42 54 87 4 0 0
10 AT Austria 3 59 9 16 25 28 1 0 0
11 SI Slovenia 1 26 7 16 23 8 4 0 2
12 DE Germany 5 84 8 14 22 39 0 0 2
13 BY Belarus 2 27 8 13 21 8 2 0 0
14 NO Norway 1 25 3 11 14 10 2 0 1
15 LT Lithuania 1 26 4 8 12 16 0 0 1
16 FR France 2 28 4 4 8 65 0 0 0
17 LV Latvia 1 26 1 6 7 2 0 0 0

Posted November 30, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Posted November 30, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Boeing 747 seating past and present   Leave a comment


 

It is a big beautiful bird

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The spacious seating configurations in the 1970’s.

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The relaxing lounge area.

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Todays sardine configuration.

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If you pay the big bucks you can get some elbow room in first class.

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Cockpit crew Two
Seating capacity 605 (maximum)467 (3-class)

Posted November 29, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Interesting Ideas   Leave a comment


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A church in
Norway

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A masterpiece made from
wood, amazing bathtub design.

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Seaside Deck, Hawaii

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Dream Stove!

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DoubleBack – VW’s Sliding Extension
Camper Van !

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Solar Street Light, Solar Street
Lights, Ahmedabad, Gujarat , India

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 Modern coffee/teapot serving
Designed by a Turkish Design Studio Altera
Tasarim.

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16th Avenue tiled mosaic steps, San Fran-USA

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Tree top suspension bridges in
Vancouver , BC Canada ..Visitors move from tree to tree at a height of 30
meters.

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World’s Largest Solar Powerd
Ship.-U.K.

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Posted November 29, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Downtown Winnipeg Skywalk Angles   Leave a comment


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Posted November 29, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Gold Team Jerseys in the NHL   Leave a comment


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The Nashville Predators don the golden jerseys when they play at home.  Gold although is very similar to yellow. I don’t like the colour yellow.  But c’est la vie. Let them enjoy the yellow uniforms. 

The Predators are not the first NHL team to wear gold/yellow team jerseys.  Going way back, circa 1970, the Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals and later the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins  also wore the gold.  The uniforms below:

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L.A. Kings

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Even the pants were gold.

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The Oakland Seals went through many uniform variations as the photos above show.  They even had white, and later on green and gold skates at various times.

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Boston Bruins retro:

Winter Classic: Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins.

Penguins:

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Posted November 29, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Thanksgiving Turkey   Leave a comment


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Pope Francis Canonizes Single Turkey In Annual Vatican Tradition

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VATICAN CITY—Declaring the 10-pound bird worthy of the church’s veneration to a crowd of thousands in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis celebrated a hallowed tradition on Thursday by canonizing a turkey from a local farm, a Thanksgiving ritual dating back more than three centuries to the pontificate of Innocent XII. “Dear brothers and sisters, it is my deepest joy today to present the life and witness of this humble bird to the Church and welcome him to cluck and cackle among the saints in God’s Kingdom of Heaven,” Pope Francis recited in accordance with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, invoking the name of God three times before inscribing the newly beatified bird, named St. Gobbler, in the catalogue of saints. “Like those who came before, this pure and simple bird lived a life in consecration of Christ the Lord, his gentle gobbles spreading goodness and grace throughout Applewood Farms. May this noble and dignified bird forever bear witness to the Glory of God on earth and shine light in the hearts of the faithful on this most holy day.” Vatican sources say the ceremony was far less controversial than last year’s posthumous canonization of St. Wattle, a 23-pound wild turkey who was burned alive as a heretic in 1690.

Posted November 28, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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